MILTON, Del. - Mrs. Elsie B. Mitchell, of Milton, DE passed away on Monday, November 11, 2013. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Mitchell was born on July 10, 1923 to the late John E. and Florence M. Baker Brasure. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joshua B. Mitchell, sisters, Elma Cannon and Elisabeth Hoyt and a granddaughter, Annette Holston. She worked as a secretary for Peninsula Forest Products in Millsboro for over 20 years. She was a member of the Journey, a Wesleyan Church in Millsboro, where she held the office as Treasurer, taught Sunday school, and Vacation Bible School. She helped with the missionaries and volunteered at Hepzibah, an orphanage in Georgia. She enjoyed sewing, painting, puzzles, reading and crochet. She also liked making crafts. Elsie was a very patient woman. She prayed for her family and read her Bible daily. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas and she eagerly looked forward to Christmas Eve with her family.
She is survived by her children, Rita M. Caudell, and husband Randy of Fredericksburg, VA, John W. Mitchell, and his wife Virginia of Milford, DE, Tanya M. Holston, and her husband Ralph of Milton, DE, and Burton J. Mitchell, of Seaford, DE, a sister, Reba Hoyt of Ellendale, DE, six grandchildren, Tracy Caudell and fiancé Roger Armstrong, Dean Caudell and wife Nina, Kristin Elliott and her husband John, Michael Mitchell and his wife Mindy, Natalie Cullen and her husband J.P., Julie Cosbey and her husband Todd, and eleven great great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous family members and friends.
A funeral and celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow at Millsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to The Journey, a Wesleyan Church, PO Box 371, Millsboro, DE 19966 or to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Letters of condolence may be emailed via Watson Funeral Home's website.